MAT 220 Differential Equations, Fall 2009, 9:00-9:50 am, Noyce 2517


Professor: Jeff Blanchard, Noyce 2516, 269-3304, blanchaj (at)

Text: Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 9th Edition by Boyce and DiPrima. It is important and expected that you read the text, especially the examples.

Office Hours:
Monday: 12:40-1:30
Tuesday: 3:30-4:30
Wednesday: 10:00-10:45
Thursday: By appointment from 3:30-5:00
Friday: 10:00-10:45
By appointment; please email me to set up a time. See my weekly schedule.


There will be daily homework, due at the beginning of class (excluding exam days). Homework will be posted here and on Pioneerweb (blackboard) at the beginning of the week. A subset of the problems will be graded. The lowest three homework scores will be dropped.

Instructions for Preparing your Homework:

The homework must be legible and organized to be graded. Follow these guidelines:

Midterm Exams:

There will be two in-class, midterm exams, tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 28, and Friday, November 6. These midterm exams will test the material covered since the previous exam.

Final Exam:

The final exam is scheduled for Tuesday, December 15, at 9:00am. The final exam is two hours and will be comprehensive. Do not make arrangements to leave campus prior to the final exam. (Such situations will result in the loss of a letter grade on the final exam.)
Course Grade:
Homework: 30%
Midterm Exams: 40% (20% each)
Final Exam: 30%


Absences permitted by the college (athletics, performance, religious observation, etc.) must be coordinated prior to the class period in order to make arrangements for the missed homework or exams. This coordination must be done in person prior to the absence.


If you have specific physical, psychiatric or learning disabilities and require accommodations, please let me know early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. You will need to provide documentation of your disability to the Associate Dean and Director of Academic Advising, Joyce Stern, located in the lower level of the Forum (x3702).

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